Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on November 2nd, 2013. 3 Comments

Cabin Fever builds a small building called the Zip Cabin and Mike and Melissa have put one on some remote property in New Mexico. They took this beautiful panorama of their cabin on their last visit. The property is completely off-grid with no address, the only way to find it is with GPS coordinates. The second picture is a close up of the Zip Cabin with Melissa sitting out front.

The Zip Cabin is 120 square feet in size. If you are interested in learning more about Cabin Fever and the cabins they build stop by their website: http://www.cabinfever.us.com/

Mike and Melissa Cabin

New Mexico Zip Cabin

Zip Cabin floor plan

Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on April 12th, 2013. 7 Comments

Esther Fredrickson sent this week’s Tiny House in a Landscape. Here is what she says:

We’re currently building a tiny house in Albuquerque, New Mexico (the outside is complete; work on the interior has just begun). The building site is also a field that needs to be flood irrigated. The water came particularly late this year, but it finally came and gave us a good excuse to clean up our construction site.

You can read more about our house at http://kennyandestherstinyhouse.blogspot.com/

Photo Credits: Esther Fredrickson

New Mexico tiny house

New Mexico tiny house #2

water at tiny house

Clothesline Tiny Homes

by Christina Nellemann on April 1st, 2013. 34 Comments

When a custom home builder and an architectural designer decide to build a tiny house together, there is a guarantee that something special will be born. Shane and Carrie Caverly of Clothesline Tiny Homes are currently living in their new 144 square foot baby and are also available to design, consult and build custom homes for anyone looking for a simpler lifestyle. The married couple decided they were fed up with paying rent and mortgages and having nothing to show for it, so with their 30+ years of combined building skills they drew up their own design that is timeless, clean, and modern.

clothesline-tiny-home

So why the funny name?

“Shane thought of it!” Carrie said. “I came up with about a hundred names, including Roadrunner Tiny Homes (which I still think is awesome) but none of them were sticking. We were out in the backyard at our former rental house, next to the clothesline, and Shane said ‘What about Clothesline Tiny Homes, because it’s so small you’re going to need a clothesline.’” Continue Reading »

Warren’s Tiny House

by Kent Griswold on March 14th, 2013. 28 Comments

by Warren Wood

I acquired a half acre of land in Taos, NM in 1976. I bought a pickup truck full of reject 2×4′s from a lumber mill and culled out enough usable ones to frame out my 8×14 home. In those days, in that area, there were no worries about permits.

original home

I hauled water in 5 gallon jerry cans, used kerosene lanterns for light, and a tiny “tin lizzy” to keep the place warm in the winter. The kitchen sink had a 5 gallon bucket directly underneath to collect grey water, which I used to “water the sagebrush.” Being young and a product of the ’60′s, I lived contentedly like that for 4 years.

completed home

I then made some additions, transforming the cabin into a galley kitchen [with a heavy kerosene powered refrigerator]. I now slept in a low ceilinged loft, later came a bedroom and proper bath. Utilities had been installed by this time. The house is located at the far end of a dead end road and I still have a good amount of space surrounding the property. Continue Reading »